Child's Play Organic Lawns services South Bend, Elkhart, Granger and Mishawaka, Indiana. We also work in Southwest Michigan. We specialize in organic fertilizers and lawn care programs. Organic lawns are maintained using natural, non-toxic lawn products wherever possible. Organic lawncare emphasizes fertilization and proper maintenance techniques to minimize weeds, fungus, and insect damage. Natural, organic lawn care leads to a yard that is safe for kids and pets. Organic fertilizers help protect our environment and promote ecological sustainability.
12871 Industrial Park Drive, #16 • Granger, IN 46530 • 574.277.LAWN
Office hours: M-F 8-5, Weekends by appointment. Voice mail is checked routinely.
Please call ahead if you want to pick up products.
The Most Frequently Used Are The Worst
Synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers are problematic in lakes, rivers and oceans. The phosphorous and nitrates from fertilizers cause algae blooms which deoxygenate the water, making it void of aquatic life. Further, pesticides designed to kill weeds and insects are highly toxic to aquatic life. They are designed to stay suspended in water, making it impossible for fish to get away from them.
Some of the most common chemicals are the most foul: triclopyr, clopyralid, 2,4-D, dicamba, glyphosate, carbaryl, bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, MCPP, and MCPA are all either possible carcinogens, banned or restricted in other countries, or Class II toxins (which requires the signal word WARNING on the label, per their LD50 rating). An analysis of the highest grossing lawn application company’s products revealed:
- 17 of 32 (53%) include ingredients that are possible carcinogens, as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
- 9 of 32 (28%) include ingredients that are known or suspected reproductive toxins.
- 11 of 32 (34%) include ingredients that are known or suspected endocrine disrupters.
- 12 of 32 (38%) include ingredients that are classified as Class II toxins, as classified by the World Health Organization.
- 13 of 32 (41%) include ingredients that are banned or restricted in other countries.
- All 32 pesticide products include ingredients that pose threats to the environment; including, threats to water supplies, aquatic organisms, and beneficial insects like bees, ladybugs and butterflies.